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Admission Requirements (MSOT)

Program Application and Admissions Requirements

  • Earned a baccalaureate in any field from an accredited college or university.
  • Completed all pre-requisite coursework.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Cumulative Science GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Submission of personal statements.
  • Submission of résumé or CV including extracurricular activities, any employments, volunteer/community services, recognitions, and awards.
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation from professors and Occupational Therapist or employers. Letters from family or friends will not be accepted.
  • Minimum of 20 hours of volunteer experience shadowing OT in at least 2 different settings or submission of a volunteer substitution document (see details on Pace OT Program Admissions page).
  • Qualified candidates may be invited for an interview (virtual or video). 
  • GRE is not required for applying to the program.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants must apply online using the OTCAS application. Please visit

Prerequisite Coursework

Required Courses
Anatomy and Physiology I with lab 14
Anatomy and Physiology II with lab 14
Physics or Kinesiology3
Statistics 3
Life Span Human Development or Developmental Psychology3
Abnormal psychology 3
Sociology or Anthropology 3
Total pre-requisites credits23
Highly Recommended Courses
English Composition3
Public Speaking3
Medical Conditions or Pathophysiology 3

To fulfil the first two pre-requisites, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology may be taken separately.

Admission Policies

  • Applicants must have the ability to perform essential functions of an occupational therapy graduate student.
  • All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher and be taken within the past 10 years.
  • The program does not accept Advanced Placement credits or CLEP credits to fulfill prerequisite coursework requirements.
  • The program does not accept transfer credits.
  • The program does not offer credits for applicants' previous work, experiential, or volunteer experience.
  • Students may apply to the program before completing their baccalaureate.
  • The bachelor's degree must be awarded prior to enrollment in the program.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed at an accredited institution.
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